Police rule out husband as suspect in killing of Vancouver jogger
The husband of Wendy Ladner-Beaudry, whose body was found in April in a park in Vancouver's west side, has been ruled out as a suspect in the unsolved slaying, RCMP said Wednesday.
Michel Beaudry has been co-operative with police and has supplied all the information requested by investigators, said Cpl. Dale Carr of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.
"What I can confirm is at this time, investigators do not consider Mr. Beaudry as being responsible for the murder of his wife, Wendy," Carr said Wednesday.
"We will not be commenting on tactics used to arrive at that conclusion," he said.
Ladner-Beaudry's body was found at about 2:40 p.m. PT on April 3 on a trail in the Pacific Spirit Regional Park near the University of British Columbia, close to SW Marine Drive and Camosun Street.
The mother of two was slain while jogging in the park, and police so far have made no arrests in the case.
They also have not been able to determine whether Ladner-Beaudry, 53, was the target of a planned attack or a victim of a random killing. An autopsy was conducted, but the RCMP have not released a cause of death.
Ladner-Beaudry was co-chair of the BC Games Society and the sister of former Vancouver mayoral candidate Peter Ladner. She is survived by her husband and two daughters.
Fear has gripped the community since Ladner-Beaudry's body was found face down on a trail near the entrance of the Pacific Spirit Regional Park, a popular site for joggers.